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    Mars 3 vs Ares 2

    I am currently looking to upgrade from my crossfire xfx 6970s to something with a bit more horsepower. I run a eyefinty setup of 6036x1080. I am wonder should I wait and see what asus/rog come up(mars 3) or go ahead and get an Ares 2?

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    imMortal Kombatant Array Myk SilentShadow PC Specs
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    They're not releasing Mars III unfortunately

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    Talking of the ares II, Can the rad be taken off to enable the user to incorporate the Ares into a custom WC loop?

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array InnervateD's Avatar
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    From the pictures I've seen so far it doesn't look like it.
    The rubber hoses goes right into the block so if anything you would have to disassemble the waterblock a little to see how it connects.

    It would be a poor decision on ASUS' end if you can't take off the rubber hoses from the card to the rad for intergration into a custom loop. Say you want to get two ARES II, let's say IF. I find it very hard for anyone for most cases to be able to mount the 2nd rad given the hoses' length, if you can't mod it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granger View Post
    Talking of the ares II, Can the rad be taken off to enable the user to incorporate the Ares into a custom WC loop?
    It's LLC loop, so realistically no, if you want to keep your warranty.

    I'd say if you were serious about integrating it into an existing loop just take the whole kit off and drop on two GPU blocks. Leave the 80mm fan on it to cool the VRMs and memory. The only trouble is the tubing is quite thin and making sure the blocks are not too tall if you want the cover back on.

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array
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    isnt M'ares the real name/spelling for mars?
    Sry off topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myk SilentShadow View Post
    They're not releasing Mars III unfortunately
    I was pretty gutted when I heard that
    Thomas Jenner
    Asus UK

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